Dear Participants of the 2nd International Conference on Beluga Research and Conservation,
It’s hard to believe we are coming up on a year since the beluga workshop at Mystic Aquarium last March! In an effort to capture and document the outcomes of the workshop, members of the organizing committee will be putting together a special journal issue of “Polar Research”. This issue will feature scientific papers and well as expert opinion pieces from the presenters at the workshop, the state of beluga research and conservation and thoughts on future direction. Papers are welcome that cover the Keynote Presentations from the workshop, Behavioral Ecology, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Aquarium Animal Husbandry, Science and Education, Health and Physiology and Conservation and Management. At this point in time we are determining level of interest and who can meet the required deadline. Please take a few minutes to click on the link below and fill out the brief survey. If you want and are able to contribute, more information will be forthcoming. Please respond to the survey no later than March 13, 2020. Thank you for considering and we hope you will be able to contribute!